Important Transcript Information for Students
1. What is an Official Transcript?
An official transcript is the colleges certified statement of your academic record. The official paper transcript is
printed on security paper and contains the college seal and signature of the College Registrar. It includes all
courses taken, grades received, and all credentials that may have been earned at the college.
2. Unofficial transcript?
An unoffical transcript is an unoffical copy of your academic history at the college. It can be printed off directly
from your MyBVC account.
How long does it take for me to get my transcripts if I am graduating?
If you are graduating from your program, the normal processing time of 5 business days does not apply. It may take
up to 8 weeks* from your course end date in your program to finalize your graduation request. This is the same
for all students, both domestic and international.
The time period in which you request your transcripts is extremely important. If you request transcripts in the
middle of the semester, your grades for that course will not be reported and the grades on your transcript will only
say “in progress.” Your grades will only appear at the end of the term when your final grades have been entered. Final
grades are entered 5-7 business days after the end date of each course.
Is there any reason why the College would not release my transcripts?
Please note that if you have any outstanding fees to the College you will not be able to request any official documents.
You will need to clear up your outstanding student account before they will be issued. Please contact the Office of the
Registrar at 403-410-1400 if you have any questions about your student account.
Is there any reason I wouldn’t receive my transcripts?
If your contact information (including address), date of birth, or other relevant information in your student file is
incorrect, there may be a delay in releasing your transcripts. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
the Office of the Registrar if you believe the information in your student file may be incorrect.
What if I have any questions?
If you have any questions about your official student record, please email email@example.com
* Timelines for releasing transcripts will be shorter for Practical Nurse Diploma program graduates applying to the CLPNA
How do I request a copy of my official transcripts?
You can request an official transcript by completing the Request for Official Transcripts form and sending it to
What is an Official or Unofficial Transcript?